ARQUS - European University Alliance, which brings together the universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Padova and Vilnius. This alliance was formally established in Brussels on 27 November 2018. Granada University is coordinating the overall organisation of the Arqus European University Alliance alongside the management of the first pilot project in order to work towards the major goals and fulfil the overall Vision and Mission of the Alliance.
In the end of 2020, Arūnas Samas from the Institute of Biosences and Andrius Merkys from the Institute of Biotechnology participated in the committee of planning one of ARQUS activity for the spring semester of 2021 named "Climate Risks". Climate Risks is an international elective course for all ARQUS alliance students based on a principles and methodology of Problem-Based Learning while analyzing a current hot topic of the climate change. Both scientists will be leading two international students groups in the Vilnius University in an international course unit called "Climate Risks", moderated by the ARQUS Problem-Based Learning committee.
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